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I'm having problems putting my finger on a satisfactory explaination for this . . . I'm looking for someone to substantiate what I am about to say or for someone to tell me why I'm wrong.
Basically, it does not seem like a good idea to use a Drip plan with Foolish Four stocks (call it the Droolish Four--a very nice name at least). After all, Foolish Four stocks change yearly, while Drip stocks should be held for a very long time. Also, there is a one time fee for starting up a Drip with a company. Paying that fee for possibly only one year just would not be worth while.
Right,wrong or not quite?


I copied this from the FF FAQ's:
Instead of paying commissions to a broker, why can't I use DRiP (Dividend Reinvestment Plan) accounts directly with each of the companies?
Message #13598 - http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1030001003480003&sort=id
Also, from the "Drip Investing - Companies" board, this entire thread:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1030009001879004&sort=id
This Fribble also addresses this question:
http://www.fool.com/Fribble/1996/Fribble961031.htm
But then be sure to read:
Message #22597 - http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1030001005620005&sort=id


To sum it all up: not worth while to use a Drip for the FF.


It's best to post FF questions to the FF msg board here -
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030001000000000
and while you are there, read the FAQ's.



SBtS
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